Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS016

Incident date

October 4, 2015

Location

جسر الشغور, Jisr al Shughour, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.81425, 36.319812 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Russian aircraft returned to the attack at Jisr al Shughour, with the Kremlin carrying out strikes which it said targeted ‘uninhabited‘ militant storage depots, an all-terrain vehicle workshop, and a base. There were some reports that Syrian aircraft also participated in the attacks.

According to the Syrian Network at least one of the strikes hit the Skeef neighbourhood of Jisr Al Shoughour city, killing one person and damaging a nearby mosque.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • A video showing the aftermath of the 'Russian and Syrian' raids on Jisr al Shoughour. (via, Jisr al Shoughour Media Centre)
  • Russian MOD video showing an attack by 'SU-24M bombers' on what they say is an ammunition depot in Jisr al Shoughour area. October 3rd, 2015. (via Russian MOD)
  • Russian MOD video showing what they say is a strike on 'ammunition depot' in Jisr al Shoughour area. October 4th, 2015. (via Russian MOD)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

The Kremlin confirmed strikes in the vicinity for October 3rd-5th 2015, noting: “Su-24M and Su-34 bombers hit 8 ISIS facilities near Jisr al-Shugur, Idlib province. The pilots engaged 3 munition, POL and armament depots of the illegal armed groups. KAB-500 aviation bombs detonated the ammunition and armament. Using BETAB-500 concrete-piercing bombs, the jets destroyed 4 command posts of the ISIS armed groups. The facilities with terrorists are completely destroyed. As a result of the strikes, facilities with terrorists, ammunition and POL depots have been destroyed, 5 armored vehicles have been disabled.”

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (4) [ collapse]